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Senate confirms Nigerian Diaspora Commission’s chairman

The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian citizens in Diaspora Commission.

The letter seeking confirmation of her appointment was sent to the Senate in November 2018.

Ms Dabiri-Erewa, currently the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, has now become the first head of the Commission.

She was a member of the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in Lagos from 2003 to 2015.

While she was at the House of Representatives, Ms Dabiri-Erewa chaired the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs. She also sponsored the bill seeking the establishment of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission.

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